Monday, May 21, 2018

Challenge #59--Optional Theme: CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR(S)...Midway

Hello folks. It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #59.

As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, please be sure to check out the START POST FOUND HERE, for all the rules and details you need to know in order to enter.

This is the fifth month into our year long study of colour. If you are new to the blog or this series, and you would like to review a more in-depth explanation on how we are affected by colour, its impact on us, the symbolism behind it, and the psychological effect it has on our everyday lives, you can find it by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the Title, "Theme Ideas for 2018".

For now though, here is a refresher of what our current theme is all about:

Challenge #59

Optional Theme:

So far in our exploration of colour this year we've spent some time working with shades of blue, red and yellow. We've also explored the colour grouping of pastels. Later in the year we'll continue our journey by delving into oranges, greens, purples, along with the colour categories of neutrals and metallics. However, for this challenge, we're leaving it all up to you.

What is YOUR favourite colour or are there a combination of colours that you really like? If you're anything like me, choosing your favourites might just be harder than you think! Depending on the day or even my mood, my favourite colours might change. One day I'm passionate about red and the next day I might be jonesing for purple. Talk to me later in the same week and I might just be seeking out shades of blue. When it comes to combinations of colours, I have the same problem. I love the stark contrast of black and white with some red thrown in. However, I also love deep shades of pinks and yellows together and there are so many more! Are you like me, changing your favourite depending on your mood or do you have a consistent favourite colour or combo? Perhaps, you are passionate about a particular palette!

This challenge, you get to Choose Your Favourite Colour(s) to work with! Whether you choose to work with a single colour, a duo or maybe even a particular palette, it is up to you. You can also use some different colours if you'd like but please be sure that if you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, over half of the colours in your project must be based on your Favourite Colour(s)! You can choose to fill in your image(s) with your favourite colour(s), and/or they can be in your choices of papers and embellishments. Just make sure that the majority of your project focuses on the colour(s) that you love the most. We can't wait to see how you explore the theme in your designs!

If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. Please note that you will also need to let us know somewhere in your post (written in a sentence right next to the link up for our challenge is fine) exactly what your Favourite Colour(s) happen to be. Without this information, you won't be eligible to qualify for the MI prize. Additionally, though completely optional, we'd also love to find out how your Favourite Colour(s) make you feel, if you'd like to share that with us. What kinds of feelings do these colours evoke in you? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of three images from SheepSki Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring.

Talking of our guest sponsors...

To learn more about this month's guest sponsors, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay each of these generous companies a visit. Below, you will find the watermarks for the collage sheets or images that the team worked with for the midway. Just click on any preview to find that item's location in its respective store.

From Lunagirl

Sassy Flappers #1
Sassy Flappers #1 Digital Collage Sheet - Lunagirl

Floral Labels
Floral Labels Digital Collage Sheet - Lunagirl

Cowgirls & Cowboys

Dominoes (1x2) Cowgirls & Cowboys Digital Collage Sheet - Lunagirl


Butterfly Curls

Baby Feet

Thank you so much to these awesome companies for allowing us the opportunity to work with such incredible images during the midway!

To help inspire you further down the path of Choosing Your Favourite Colour(s), check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out further details on their inspirational creations.

Julie's favourite colours for today's project are: Shades of Pinks

Pippa's favourite colours for today's project are: Shades of Red & Purple

Katrina's favourite colour combo for today's project is: Blues & Browns

Pat's favourite colours for today's project are: Shades of Pastels

Suze's favourite colours for today's project are: Shades of Yellow & Orange
Helen's favourite colours for today's project are: Shades of Pinks & Kraft


Thanks again to my incredible design team! As always, each of them have their own unique styles and ideas which amaze me to no end. Each of these projects has showcased the team's Favourite Colour(s) splendidly and I hope we have inspired you throughout this challenge. Be sure to go and visit these talented ladies so you can see how their projects tie in to the theme.

Why not join us, if you haven't entered already? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. If you've opted to follow the theme of Choosing Your Favourite Colour(s), for the chance to win the Most Inspirational prize, make sure that you add FT after your name so you can be included in the running for the prize. Remember, we'd also love to find out just how Your Favourite Colour(s) affects you, so be sure to lets us know if you can, somewhere in your post or come over and leave a comment. Easy, peasy! You can enter our latest challenge by clicking HERE.

Also, I know that the participants would love for you to go and pay them a visit. Remember we're creating a Path of Positivity to follow one project at a time and we'd love to see you somewhere on that route even if it is just by leaving a comment on an entry from someone who has touched you somehow with their project and/or post!

Don't Forget...

You have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 27th, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #58. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. If everything goes according to plan, the winners for Challenge #58 will hopefully be posted sometime before the start of the next challenge. If you'd like to vote for your favourite entry in Challenge #58, you can find the Top Picks post HERE.

If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided a quote for you, which you can find below. I've also added the same quote to the start post.

Please be sure to click on it to bring it up into the lightbox in its proper size before saving it.

Credit Notes For This Creation:
© 2018, Lisa L. Décosse. PUO. However, you are allowed to use the sentiment on handmade projects that you intend to sell on a small scale basis provided credit is given. You also need to include a credit note and a link to this blog or my personal blog, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, should you use any of my images in your creations and post them on your blog. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with my full terms of use found in the 'Download Instructions & T.O.U.' tab at the top of this page. Of important note:  Please do not share my images with family, friends, etc. Additionally, do not post any images to file sharing services like Box®, 4-Shared®, etc. Instead, please direct people to my blog(s) so they can grab the image for themselves. If you would like to post a watermarked version of the image, please contact me to obtain one.

Additional Credit and Font Information:

Graphic Image
I have used a graphic image in the design of this word art creation. Image is courtesy of OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay. This image is licensed under CC:0 which means that it is in the public domain and can thus be used for commercial purposes.

Fonts used
Click on the font names to take you to a purchase location. These fonts are part of a font family I purchased with extended licensing. It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others for free or for sale. Always check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using the font on something you sell.

You will notice that the sentiment may appear huge depending on what software program you download it into. You can always reduce the size without distorting the overall look.

Interested in the full set?
I've created a set featuring four different variations of this month's word art. If you are interested in purchasing the set, please let me know and I'll make arrangements to get it to you.

Whether you are new and need to familiarize yourself with all the details, or a returning participant and just need to refresh yourself, you can find out the impetus behind why I started this challenge under the 'Introductions' tab and all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs located at the top of the blog). Additionally, you can find a quick summary of the details related to this challenge, towards the bottom of the start post. 

 Click HERE to head to the current challenge post & link up!

Please show your support to our wonderful guest sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance. As mentioned above, this month our guest sponsors are...
Our ongoing sponsors include...

  If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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